The department is staffed by 4 highly experienced members of staff, ensuring students will have access to high quality teaching and learning. All students will receive their own textbooks to support their learning, as well as access to a vast range of support materials via our online learning platform. Students are also encouraged to access our growing library of Psychology wider reading books, which includes titles such as ‘Opening Skinner’s Box’ and ‘The Lucifer Effect’. Our students have also had the opportunity to participate in Psychology Masterclasses run by the University of Cumbria, looking at topics such as approaches in psychology and criminal profiling.
A Level Psychology Course Content:
We study AQA A Level Psychology, which is made up of 3 written examinations (worth 33.3% each). All papers of which are 2 hours long and include a mix of multiple choice, short answer and essay questions.
Paper 1 – Introductory topics in Psychology
- Social Influences
Paper 2 – Psychology in Context
- Approaches in Psychology
- Research Methods
Paper 3 – Issues and Options
- Issues and Debates
- Forensic Psychology